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Re: GMP documentation error

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: GMP documentation error
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 14:43:32 +0100

At 08:02 +1000 2003/12/21, Kevin Ryde wrote:
>Rüdiger Schütz <address@hidden> writes:
>> the bit functions AND, OR, XOR are wrongly documented. They do operate
>> and not locigal.
>"Logical" is used in the sense of low-level chip operations, where it
>normally means bitwise, rather than the distinction C makes between &
>and &&.
>I'll change it to "bitwise-and" for maximum clarity though.

Bitwise operations are strictly not logical, but they are Boolean with the
individual bits acting as atoms in a finite Boolean algebra. -- The
"logical" operations are the special case when the number of atoms of the
Boolean algebra is one.

  Hans Aberg

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